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The book of Yeats's Vision : romantic modernism and antithetical tradition, by Hazard Adams

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The book of Yeats's Vision : romantic modernism and antithetical tradition
Title
The book of Yeats's Vision
Title remainder
romantic modernism and antithetical tradition
Statement of responsibility
by Hazard Adams
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this sequel to his critical study of Yeats's poems, Hazard Adams turns to Yeats's odd, eccentric, comic, and finally serious prose work A Vision. A Vision has long exasperated some readers with its occultist connections and strange, pseudo-geometrical diagrams and intrigued others with its odd origins and complex thought. Adams argues that the book is of extraordinary interest for its literary merit, its place in intellectual history as an example of romanticism's persistence in modernism, and its oblique defense of poetic fiction-making." "Rather than treating the book in terms of its historical and biographical genesis, Adams discusses the finished product as it appeared in 1937, a uniquely woven fictional fabric in which Yeats invents himself as a character. The "technical" sections of A Vision are presented as part of this drama and are illustrated by charts that appeared originally in A Vision and explanatory ones by the author." "In addition to his careful reading of the text, Adams shows that A Vision also presents a theory of poetry, art, and myth that goes under the Yeatsian term "antitheticality." This notion, which governs all of the dimensions of A Vision - philosophical, aesthetic, historical, and psychological - is drawn from a tradition stretching back to pre-Socratic ideas of warring opposites, through Giambattista Vico's account of "poetic wisdom" and William Blake's concept of "contraries.""--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1926-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adams, Hazard
Dewey number
821/.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR5904.V53
LC item number
A33 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Occultism in literature
  • Polarity in literature
  • Romanticism
  • Occultism
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Yeats, W. B.
Label
The book of Yeats's Vision : romantic modernism and antithetical tradition, by Hazard Adams
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
33101599
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 178 pages
Isbn
9780472106219
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
95040619
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The book of Yeats's Vision : romantic modernism and antithetical tradition, by Hazard Adams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
33101599
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 178 pages
Isbn
9780472106219
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
95040619
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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